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Kiraly family brings home pair of NCAA national titles

May 1st, 2019

One might be surprised to learn that there is no sibling rivalry between Danny and Hannah Kiraly. The Glendale natives, who grew up playing hockey with programs in Peoria and Arcadia, were each members of their respective colleges’ Division III national championship teams this season – a remarkable feat and one that found them rooting…

IceJacks program gives credit where credit is due for ’18-19 season

April 23rd, 2019

As the season has come to a close, we would like to thank all the wonderful people and organizations who help make all this possible. The student-athletes work tirelessly to compete at the highest level all while focusing on their schooling. The support of our parents, the loyal fans, and the community of Flagstaff is…

Sun Devils ‘going to be back’ in NCAA Tournament after solid ’18-19 run

April 22nd, 2019

Arizona State University has only been an NCAA Division I team for four seasons but qualifying for the NCAA Tournament this year as an independent team was amazing. And while the Sun Devils came up short, losing 2-1 to Quinnipiac University in the Midwest Regional on March 30 in Allentown, Pa., ASU coach Greg Powers…

After 21-win regular season, Sun Devils gain berth in 2019 NCAA Tournament

March 25th, 2019

For the first time in program history, Arizona State is heading to the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Tournament as part of the Midwest Regional following a program-best 21-12-1 record in its third full season of Division I competition. As the No. 3 seed in Allentown, Pa., the Sun Devils open up NCAA Tournament…

Jr. Coyotes product, Arizona State freshman Koumontzis earns weekly NCAA honor

February 19th, 2019

Arizona State University freshman forward Demetrios Koumontzis has been named the NCAA Second Star of the Week. The Edina, Minn., native and Jr. Coyotes graduate led the Sun Devils to a sweep of American International in its final home games of the season as ASU finds itself on the cusp of its first NCAA tournament…

Scottsdale native, Jr. Coyotes grad Burke named Big Ten First Star of the Week

February 19th, 2019

University of Minnesota freshman forward Nathan Burke has been named the Big Ten First Star of the Week. A Scottsdale native, Burke tied for the Big Ten lead and tied for fourth in the nation with four points (two goals, two assists) over the weekend as the Gophers swept then-No. 2 Ohio State. READ OUR…

IceJacks D-II captains ‘a huge part of keeping the guys together’

February 19th, 2019

As Northern Arizona University’s ACHA Division II team eyes the upcoming national tournament, an early-season slump actually invigorated that hunger to get back to the national stage. After a sluggish 1-4-1 start, the IceJacks have lost just twice since then. NAU coach Travis Johanson credits the team’s leadership group of Lucas Lomax, Max Mahood, Jordan…

IceJacks start second half with big wins, still have lofty expectations moving forward

January 30th, 2019

Northern Arizona University’s ACHA Division II team entered the second half with just six games the rest of the regular season. And won them all. Right now, the IceJacks sit in a bye position for the upcoming national tournament, a spot they intend to hold onto even with a limited schedule the rest of January….

Nationally-ranked Sun Devils continuing to ‘build this the right way’

January 4th, 2019

Just a few short years ago, many wondered when Arizona State University would make waves across NCAA Division I hockey circles. This season, the Sun Devils have been doing just that. In November, ASU turned some heads when the school was ranked No. 18 in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll for the first time….

Overcoming adversity, NAU D-II team finding ways to pick up wins

December 27th, 2018

It’s inevitable. Every hockey team has to battle adversity in one way, shape or form over the course of the long season. Whether it’s bad bounces in games, injuries or any other reason, good teams find ways to overcome these obstacles. That’s been the story so far this season for the Northern Arizona University ACHA…